Hiroshi Yamauchi Retires. Again

Nintendo president to step down another rung.

Posted by Staff
SPOnG is secretly quite impressed that itís gotten to April this year and Nintendo president and coffin-dodger extraordinaire Hiroshi Yamauchi hasnít already announced his retirement, given that he generally steps down at Nintendo every other Tuesday.

But this time apparently, itís for real. A management shuffle to absorb his hands-on responsibilities is slated for June 29, according to a city release on Nintendoís Japanese website.

However, thereís a twist. Yamauchi-san will be keeping a consultant role at the Kyoto giant, understandable for a man owning such a whopping portion of the firmís shares, meaning in all likelihood that nothing very much is likely to change at all.

Stay tuned for news on Yamauchi-san retiring his consultant role, in favour of an advisory role, in the coming months.
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acidviper 27 Apr 2005 14:14
1/5
Maybe he is having the same "heart problems" Miyamato was having last E3.
DaPistolPat 27 Apr 2005 15:32
2/5
lucky bastard keeps reducing his role and still getting basically the same money f-ing rich folks.

hahahaha but I would have to say i would do the same if i was 350 yrs old lol.
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OptimusP 27 Apr 2005 18:16
3/5
Well...the other coffin dodger (you know, the trembling pope) died eventually... a omen?
wanderingsoul 27 Apr 2005 23:20
4/5
...Everyone dies, are you on crack?
shearDS 28 Apr 2005 00:21
5/5
right move nintendo need to move forward and the only way they are going to do that is getting in new people who understand todays market better. No doubt the guy is a legend though
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